BIG FISH WEEK: What your most favorite "big fish" in the hobby?

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How many "BIG FISH" do you have in your aquarium? (fish that are or can get over 8"+)

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Happy Monday and happy BIG FISH week! This week we'll focus our topics around those fish that are big, beautiful and poop a lot. :) What are we calling big fish? Well I guess it's any fish that might grow up to 8-12"+ or so maybe? That's up for interpretation. When I personally think of "big fish" I think of surgeons (tangs), large angelfish, rabbitfish etc. So let's kick it off today with some basic questions!

1. What's your most favorite "BIG FISH" in the hobby?

2. How many "BIG FISH" do you currently house in your reef aquarium? Which ones?


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1. My all time favourite is Halichoeres chloropterus!! A close second is Genicanthus semifasciatus
2. How many do I own? 4!
Chelmon rostratum, Halichoeres chloropterus and Siganus magnificus and Genicanthus melanospilos :)
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I have a Caribbean blue tang, easily 8-10 inches in diameter. A mimic tang around 4-5 years old, that's easily 6-8". A 8 year old Black Long Nose tang that's in the 6-8". Smaller large fish, a female Swallowtail angel Fish, a Dragon Wrasse 6- 8", I've had him around 3 years. He was around 1-1.5" when I first got him. The flow blew him all over in the tank. .

Then I have two Creole Anthias - a male and female that are rated to get to 11-14". The male right now is easily 8-10" The female is in the 6-7" range.
 
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Let's see some of your big fish photos as well!
 

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I have two yellow tangs, but I do not consider them large even if they could get over 8". I also have a pair of Spotbreast angels. I like lots of smaller fish.
 

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I have none once my clown and damsel are full grown they will still be 2in short.
Fav would be Emperor Angelfish
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I also have an emperor angelfish - he is known as El Heffe or, the Boss. He rules over the 2 yellow tangs, fire angel, wrasse, male
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I actually had to get rid of dussomieri which got to over a foot and sohal which became too nasty
1. What's your most favorite "BIG FISH" in the

Dussomieri tang and Harlequin Tusk

2. How many "BIG FISH" do you currently house in your reef aquarium? Which ones?


All my tangs are 5” or larger and I have 20 of them plus 12” engineer goby and a few others

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I also have an emperor angelfish - he is known as El Heffe or, the Boss. He rules over the 2 yellow tangs, fire angel, wrasse, male
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anthias and other tank inhabitants with an iron fist
Wish I could have an Angel some day. He is a very nice looking fish!
 

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I have several larger fish - the largest being an Emporer Angelfish named El Heffe - or the Boss. This fish actually makes noise like a growel when he is bossing the fish around. I wish I could record this noise - but it's pretty ornery sounding. Other larger fish include Squareback Anthias and a Fox Face. I had a Cow Fish that was around 8" but he ended up getting stuck in some coral and dying due to excess stings (i think anyway - at least he didn't nuke the tank)
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